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Sexual assault charges against filmmaker Kody Dayish dropped

A felony sexual assault charge against a New Mexico filmmaker was dismissed Friday in District Court. Kody Dayish, a 29-year-old from Shiprock, was arrested last month for an incident that occurred...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, Mancos and Cortez chile verde finish in Top 10

The votes are in for USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice chile verde contest, and La Plata and Montezuma county restaurants seem to have tickled readers’ fancy, and perhaps their hometown pride....

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

World’s fastest monster truck to stop in Cortez

The Raminator, a Guinness World Record-breaking monster truck, will charge into Cortez for a two-day family event starting May 4. Built by the Hall Brothers racing team, the 10,300-pound behemoth...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos holds first public input sessions on land use code

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Mancos staff and consultants held their first public input sessions on the town’s upcoming land use code update. Mancos’ land use code, which governs the types of...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah BLM sells oil and gas leases near Hovenweep

The Utah Bureau of Land Management has sold oil and gas leases near Hovenweep National Monument, despite requests by monument officials to defer them to protect archaeological and natural...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in threat to Montezuma-Cortez schools is identified

The suspect who allegedly made an unsubstantiated threat toward Montezuma-Cortez schools was apprehended Friday afternoon in Cortez after the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office located his car. “The...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wind sends Cortez students indoors for Arbor Day celebration

Elementary students from Montezuma County moved their Arbor Day celebration indoors on Thursday, but kept the focus on the outdoors. The city of Cortez, which is recognized as a Tree City by the...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez airport sees increase in flight cancellations

Boutique Air flights at the Cortez Municipal Airport got off to a bumpy start this year, and the company blames turbulent weather and mechanical problems. Airport Manager Russ Machen said the...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton resident takes town trustee to task over Pledge of Allegiance

A Silverton resident will not face repercussions but came dangerously close to charges of harassment and menacing after verbally attacking a Silverton town trustee last week for not standing during...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm warning in effect for Montezuma and Dolores counties

A winter storm warning is in effect for parts of Montezuma and Dolores counties until 6 a.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service predicts heavy snow in the San Juan Mountains starting Thursday...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office temporarily relocating homeless camp

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office will temporarily relocate campers after a small fire started Tuesday afternoon in the homeless camp north of the Durango Tech Center. Firefighters with Durango...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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